Thursday, January 04, 2007

Three Very Separate Topics in One Post

I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open…for real. I keep nodding off while I’m trying to read something. I’m scared to death my boss is going to walk by and see me sleeping. I have no idea why I’m so tired…it must be just getting used to the routine again…actually getting up at 6:30 as opposed to 8:30. I was good and went to bed at 10:30 last night, but it must not have been enough. I’m also seriously lacking energy. I went to Whole Foods last night and got some energy pills…we’ll see if they work. I need something…do any of you take any certain vitamin that boosts your energy? I was really good with the kids though…as much as I wanted to lie on the couch, I didn’t give in…my daughter and I played in the play room for a long time but after she was in bed, I crashed. I tried to pick up the house a little and do some dishes, but it definitely took a lot longer than it should have just because I was so worn out.

I’m excited because our cleaning guy (yes, guy) is coming over to the new house tonight to give us an estimate. I know that it will go way up since the house is bigger, so we might have him come every three weeks as opposed to every two, or we might have him clean only the kitchen and the bathrooms. I was reading an article about how to decide if you should hire someone to do something or do it yourself. The first thing they said is to figure out your hourly rate when you work outside the home, because let’s face it…your time is money. Then compare that to how long the task would take, and then how much it would cost to have someone come in and do it. It made us really realize that first of all, it was cheaper to have someone else come in and do it, but also that our time with our kids on the weekend was worth far more than the money spent to have the house cleaned. And it was definitely confirmed when I got my raise…it’s going to Jerry (our totally awesome cleaning guy).

Here’s a question for all you moms out there: My daughter has cradle cap, and she’s 3 ½. She got it a lot as a baby, and ever since then she’s gotten it about once or twice a year. Everything that I’ve researched says that only babies get it, but I know it’s cradle cap by 1.) the face that every description of it I read matches what she has and 2.) when I use the cradle cap kit it cures it. I don’t think it will hurt her…I definitely plan on asking her doctor about it at her 4 year check-up, but that’s not until May. I never thought anything of it until someone commented that they thought only babies got that, so now I’m concerned. Have any of you heard about toddlers getting it too? Or do you think it’s concerning enough to call the ped.’s office or just wait until the well visit? I really hate calling the office unless it’s something I’m really concerned about.

Thanks!

6 comments:

Kellie said...

Great points on having the house cleaned!! As for the cradle crap (ooops..I mean CAP!!): my daughter will be one on Sunday and she has these yellow-ish looking flakes all over her scalp. Have been assured it's normal but, I'm with you..I don't know. Because I am a moron, I'd call the ped's office and ask the nurse. They may tell you it's fine and not a concern or, they may want to check it out. I've found certain baby shampoos make it worse with my daughter and when I was using a detangler (the child has SERIOUS knots already!!), that seemed to make it worse, too. Hope the energy picks up soon...must be getting back into the swing of things and all the stress and being busy with the new house and Christmas.

CPA Mom said...

I'd call. She could have eczema on her scalp? Not sure if you can get eczema there....

OTC Nizoral (http://www.epinions.com/Nizoral_Anti-Dandruff_Shampoo) works pretty good on actual cradle cap. I used to slip and call it cradle crap too! :-)

We have someone clean every other week. It's a life saver and worth the money.

Amy W said...

I have a cleaning lady (a new one after the last one tried to blow up our house) and it's SO WORTH IT.

As far as cradle cap, I would call the pediatrician. Although I am pretty sure Audrey has it, what does it look like?

Happy Working Mom said...

Cradle cap is a bunch of dry patches that have yellowish scabs over top pink skin. As I read the description it says that the scalp just has a hard time discarding all of the dead skin, so that's how cradle cap develops. Everything also says that it's completely harmless...but again, they are always talking about infants (12 months and younger).

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